This past week I painted Bufo, the Frog-man (or maybe he’s a Toad-man) figure from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion. Since most all my frog figures are painted like colorful tree frogs and poison dart frogs, I thought I’d continue that pattern here, and paint Bufo like a Red Eyed Monkey Tree Frog. I love how full of character this figure is, and had been looking forward to painting him since the Kickstrater ran.
I prepped the figure in the usual way, soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1.25" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting his body with Crafter’s Acrylic “Wild Green”. When it was dry, I gave it a wash with some thinned Citadel “Dark Green” ink. Then, when the ink wash was dry, I painted his belly with Americana “Bleached Sand”, and the border area between the “Wild Green and "Bleached Sand” with Ceramcoat “Denim Blue”. The “Denim Blue” also went up the undersides of his arms, and the insides of his legs.
Next, I painted his hands and feet with Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”, and his apron (tabard?) with Apple Barrel “Yellow”. I then painted his belt with Americana “Terra Cotta”, and the basket on his back with Accent “Golden Harvest”. After that, I painted the bottom and top of the basket with Reaper MSP HD “Golden Brown”, and the lamp pole with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin”.
I then painted the trident shaft and the axe handle with Americana “Light Cinnamon”, and then the wrist bands with the “Terra Cotta”. After that, I painted the lamp and its fittings with the “Golden Harvest”, and the axe and trident heads with Americana “Zinc" I also painted the strapping on the trident with Anita’s "Burnt Sienna”.
Next, I painted the trident and axe heads with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey” and the lamp and its fittings with Folk Art Burnished Metal “Burnished Bronze”. Then, after the figure had a chance to dry for a while, I put some Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash on the feet, hands, belt, apron, wrist straps, and trident straps. When that was dry, I applied some Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash to the basket, lamp pole, trident shaft, and axe handle. Then when that was dry, I applied some Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash to the lamp, and trident and axe heads.
When all the washes were dry, I highlighted his belly with Americana “Snow White”, and the blue areas with Crafter’s Acrylic “Tropical Blue”. I then highlighted his body with the base “Wild Green”, and his feet with Reaper MSP “Hearth Fire”. After that, I painted his eyes with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”, and then gave them ceramcoat “Black” pupils.
Next, I highlighted his apron/tabard using Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”, and then painted a cattail badge on it using the “Holly Berry”. I then highlighted his basket using Americana “Moon Yellow for the weaving, and Americana "Sable Brown for the lid and bottom. After that, I highlighted his belt, wrist guards, and the strap on the basket with Accent "Golden Oxide”; the lamp pole with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin Highlight”; and the trident shaft and axe handle with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”. Wrapping things up, I highlighted the strapping on the trident shaft with Americana “Shading Flesh”, the trident and axe heads with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”, and the lamp with Ceramcoat “14K Gold” followed by a little Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”. Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Then, when the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s “Dullcote”. When the “Dullcote” was dry, I went back and hit is eyes with a little Americana “DuraClear Gloss” varnish.
I’m really happy with how this one turned out! It’s a great little sculpt with a lot of charm.
Be sure to tune in Thursday, for another bonus entry on the blog! I’ll be posting a couple more of the Dreadmere pieces!
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